'''Samford University''' is a private, coeducational university located in Homewood, Alabama
, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama|Birmingham
In 1841, the university was founded as '''Howard College'''.
Samford University is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
Samford University is Alabama's top-ranked private university. The university enrolls 5,206 students from 46 states and 32 countries.
Samford University has been nationally ranked for academic programs, value and affordability by ''Kiplinger's Personal Finance
'', The Princeton Review
and Colleges of Distinction.
File:Samford University2.jpg|right|300px|thumb|Bird's-eye view of the campus ]